Coronavirus Resources

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The health and safety of our patients and community members is our top priority. We have assembled resources to help you navigate issues arising from COVID-19. 

If you are currently experiencing moderate to severe respiratory illness symptoms including fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath, please contact your primary care physician by phone to evaluate whether you need more immediate medical attention and to find out if testing for COVID-19 may be warranted.  

Keeping Safe  

Social Distancing Guidelines  

Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Click below for more information about social distancing and instructions for practicing physical distancing:  

 Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation (Centers for Disease Control)    

 Basic Protective Measures Against Coronavirus (World Health Organization)   

 California’s Stay at Home Order: FAQs (California Department of Public Health) 

 Essential Services FAQs (Riverside County Public Health) 

 Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) 

 How to Cope with Sheltering in Place [Eng/Sp] (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) 

Guides on Cloth Face Coverings  

Public health authorities now recommend wearing cloth face coverings in addition to social distancing—particularly in public settings (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). People with no symptoms may still be able to infect others, so the use of simple cloth face coverings may help slow the spread of the virus. Both Riverside and San Bernardino County have ordered all residents to wear face coverings when leaving the home and visiting essential businesses. 

 Face Coverings Guidance (California Department of Public Health) 

 How to Wear and Make Your Own Face Covering (Centers for Disease Control) 

 Cloth Face Coverings: FAQs (Centers for Disease Control) 

 When and How to Use Masks (World Health Organization) 

 How to Make Your Own Coronavirus Face Mask (Los Angeles Times) 

Hand Washing Tips 

 It’s important to practice everyday preventive actions, such as covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and washing your hands often. 

 When and How to Wash Your Hands (Centers for Disease Control) 

 Steps for Handwashing,  Pasos Para Lavarse Las Manos (Riverside University Health System) 

Cleaning and Disinfection 

 Everyday preventive actions can help reduce your risk of getting sick. It’s important to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.  

 Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home (Centers for Disease Control) 

 General Recommendations for Routine Cleaning and Disinfection (Centers for Disease Control) 

Food Security 

Food Banks 

Coronavirus is severely impacting low-income children and families throughout the Inland Empire. At-risk groups, such as seniors, are particularly at risk of food insecurity. Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) serves the Inland Empire. 

 Find Your Nearest Food Resource Center (FARSB)  

 Request Homebound Food Assistance Delivery (FARSB)  

 Contact FARSB: Call 951-359-4757 

 Family Service Association of Redlands 

 Smiles for Seniors 

Reducing Risk While Buying Groceries 

 Be sure to protect yourself when running essential errands. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk of exposure to coronavirus while buying groceries: 

 LAist:  No Stress Guide to Grocery Shopping During Coronavirus Pandemic 

 AARP:  List of Supermarkets Offering Special Hours for At-Risk Customers 

 Riverside Meals on Wheels:  Get Meals 

 California Grocers Association:  What Consumers Can Do to Stay Safe at the Grocery Store 


Managing Stress  

Emotional Support Resources 

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Public health authorities have provided access to relevant and informative mental health resources below: 

 Resources for Emotional Support and Well-Being (California Coronavirus Response)  

 Manage Stress for Health (California Coronavirus Response)  

 Stress Relief During COVID-19 (California Surgeon General) 

 Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19 (California Surgeon General) 

 Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control) 

 Stigma and Resilience During COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control) 

 Helping Children Cope with Emergencies (Centers for Disease Control) 

 24 Hour & Emergency Crisis Services for Behavioral Health (San Bernardino County Behavioral Health)  

 Mental Health Services: Resource List (San Bernardino County Behavioral Health)  

 Links to Mental Health Resources and Care throughout CA (The Steinberg Institute) 


Hotline Numbers 

 CDPH COVID-19 Helpline: 833-544-2374 

 Childhelp Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4ACHILD 

 CONTACT (Loneliness) Helpline: 1-800-932-4616 

 Crisis Text Line: Text Home to 74174 

 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE 

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK 

 Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 951-686-7273 

 Riverside County Coronavirus Info Line: Call 211 

 Riverside County Crisis and Suicide Helpline: 951-686-HELP 

 San Bernardino COVID-19 Hotline: 909-387-3911 

 San Bernardino Social Services Hotline: Call 211 

 Senior Citizen Crisis & Talk Line: 1-800-971-0016 

 Trevor Line for LGBTQIA+ Youth: 1-866-488-7386 

Caring for the Sick 

According to the CDC, most people who get sick with COVID-19 will be able to recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect people who are at risk for becoming seriously ill from the novel coronavirus. 

 Caring for Someone at Home (Centers for Disease Control) 

Planning for Illness 

 It’s important to know what you or your loved ones would want if faced with a serious or life-threatening illness. Aging with Dignity has spent nearly 25 years helping families have these kinds of conversations, and thanks to  Five Wishes, an easy-to-understand and use advance care planning program, it is possible to know exactly what you and your loved one’s wishes are.